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You can’t talk about spitting axes, or axes in general, without mentioning the Fiskars brand. Fiskars is a worldwide company selling everything from the axes and mauls you’ll see on this site to sewing supplies and classroom tools.
They didn’t start out as big as they are now however. It took the Finnish company over 350 years to become a global powerhouse.
While the size and span of their products line doesn’t really mean all that much to us, the fact that they made some seriously sweet axes does.
Which Model is Right for Me?
Fiskars offers plenty of models to choose from, so no matter what the scale of your task is, you’ll find a suitable solution. Click the link below to review the model you’re interested in, or browse them all.
The X27 Super Splitter axe head features a unique convex shaped steel blade that is heavier and larger than that of most other variants in the market. The forged steel blade is also coated with an anti-friction layer to prevent the blade from getting stuck in a log, which if you’ve ever had happen, you know how much of a pain in the rear it is.
The handle is constructed from fiber composite, which makes it lightweight, so it’s a little less burdensome to swing swing over and over again. Being 36 inches long, the axe’s handle makes it suitable for both medium-height and taller users, and it allows you to get plenty of leverage with your swinging motion.
The handle also provides a textured non-slip grip. I’ve never lost control of my axe or maul before, but it’s something I never want to do either, so cheers to this extra feature.
The X27's Major Advantages
- Powerful well-made tool for wood splitting efficiency and effortlessly
- Easy to use and control
- Durable and doesn’t break easily
- Doesn’t easily get stuck in wood
- Comfortable no-slip grip
- Suitable for tall users
The Fiskar X27 Super Splitting Axe is ideal for medium to heavy-duty splitting tasks.
The head and blade are made from high-quality steel that is forged and heat treated for maximum durability. The head is firmly riveted onto the body to prevent snapping off, potentially causing injury.
The handle is 36 inches in length, and the body comes with an IsoCore shock absorbing functionality that reduces the effects of the striking impact. Your forearms will thank you when you use this maul as opposed to others with more traditional handles.
It’s also exceptionally durable and nearly impossible to break. That quite a feat for a maul handle that’s also extremely comfortable due to its soft textured grip.
The Fiskars Splitting Maul's Major Advantages
- Very comfortable handle
- Durable and hard to break
- Good balance making it easy to use
- Dual-functionality as a maul or sledge
- Suitable length for taller users
This maul is ideal for splitting medium to large logs as well as driving wedges.
This axe features an insert-molded head with a strong blade constructed from top-quality forged steel for great splitting power and durability. The blade also features a unique shape, with a convex blade that makes splitting wood easier. It also comes with a sheath for protecting the blade.
In essence, this is like a smaller version of the X27 splitting axe reviewed above. Since it’s smaller, it’s lighter, but it’s just as durable.
The X17 axe also provides a soft-textured grip that offers hand comfort, improving performance and control.
The Fiskar X17's Major Advantages
- Powerful and durable
- Smaller size makes it more portable
- Easy to use
- Won’t get stuck in wood easily
- Comfortable handle
The X17 is ideal for small to medium scale log splitting tasks.
The head and blade of this axe feature a low-friction coating, unique shape, strong forged steel construction, and sharp edges.
The X11 is powerful, but it’s smaller than all the other axes reviewed thus far. At only 17 inches in length, it’s suitable for small splitting jobs and great for making tinder.
This handle is also made from a high-quality fiber composite for ridiculous durability and a textured grip.
The Fiskars X11 Major Advantages
- Great for one-handed splitting
- Lighter weight thus minimal strain
- Great for splitting small logs
- Comfortable textured handle
- Super durable
The X11 is ideal for small to medium-sized log splitting jobs.
The handle is made from lightweight DuraFrame material that absorbs a high degree of shock created by the striking impact. It is also super strong so there’s less of a chance of breaking the handle.
The Fiskars X7's Major Advantages
- Can be easily handled using one hand
- Extremely durable and hard to break
- Very small and lightweight
- Allows faster, more accurate strikes
The X7 is ideal for small wood splitting tasks.
These Fiskars axe reviews should show you that as a manufacturer, they make sure there’s an option out there for everyone. From the super popular X27 Super Splitter all the way down to the small X7 hatchet, no matter the size of your wood splitting duties, you can’t go wrong with a Fiskars axe.
They are some of the most durable axes, both the heads and the handles, on the market. What’s really nice is how the handles adsorb a lot of the impact shock while the axes as a whole are perfectly weighted to help you get the most impact out of each swing.
You might need to fork over a little more paper for a Fiskars than some other brands, but you absolutely are rewarded for it.